A Slow Start
(tutorial for this look is coming soon!)
How is 2018 feeling so far? Justin and I had the best evening with some friends eating appetizers, desserts, and talking for hours late into the night. The next day was rough though as I cannot remember the last time I stayed up till MIDNIGHT.
I can barely make it past 9:00p these days.
It felt great to get back to my office this morning and catch up on much neglected work. I still have to take down the few Christmas decorations that I had set up here but after that is done I can officially say that the house has been reset to it’s normal state! I love decorating for Christmas, and I LOVE putting it all away after the season is over.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m behind on content for the site! I didn’t prepare well before going out of town, and spent more time cleaning when we got back than prepping content for you to publish on the blog!
On a deeper note, I’m learning more about what kind of time I need to give myself to do what I want to do with the blog and general “influence” I have on the internet (I realize that word may sound obnoxious but that is what we are called these days!) and I’ve realized that I need to reprioritize a few things. Generally I can crush a great deal of work in a short amount time, with zero distractions, but I’m finding that I’m not allowing myself/my brain any time for creativity. It’s difficult to pencil that time into my calendar, though, because each minute spent working means I’m not with my boys.
Justin being home more and spending much more time with the kids has been a huge gift to our family. And he and I have been staying afloat with our businesses by tag teaming the kids, and trading off parenting duties so the other parent can get done what he/she needs to do. But if we are only checking to do lists that have deadlines, there isn’t space for growth/new ideas.
ALL this to say, I’m going to take this week a bit slower than usual and commit to planning out some blog posts and ideas so I can set myself up for success for the month of January. I hate doing that because I like to provide new things for you to read here, as one of my favorite activities is checking BlogLovin’ every morning to see what is new too, but I feel like it’s the right choice.
In the queue is a new makeup tutorial with a few drugstore products that I may have time to finish up and publish this week! Beyond that, I’ll be back next week with a regular posting schedule!